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Home Movies
by Stanley Zoobris
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These videos are digital transfers of most of the 150+ home movies shot on 8mm film by Stanley Zoobris between 1939 and 1964. Stan (1907-1964) was born in London and trained as a watchmaker. He emigrated to the U.S. from England as a young man during the 1920s. In 1955 he opened his own watch-repair shop on 8th Street in New York City. The films depict family life in the New York City area during the 1940s and 50s, and additionally in Levittown (Long Island), NY during the early 60s. Captured...
Topics: Home movie, Stan Zoobris
Home Movies
by Arthur H. Smith
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Amateur drama of a girl's dreams inspired by a Mother Goose book. Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith...
Topics: Home movies, Arthur H. Smith, Dreams
Home Movies
by Arthur H. Smith
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith
Home Movies
by Arthur H. Smith
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Arthur Smith was born in Silver Spring, Nevada in 1909 and passed away in 2000 after having lived in the Bay Area and Big Bear Lake, California. According to his typewritten autobiography, after high school he began working for the Pacific Telephone Company as a telephone repairman. He was asked by the company to make a sponsored film for them, and he was later promoted to first level management at Pacific Telephone. Smith produced a variety of instructional and safety films for the Bell...
Topics: Amateur films, Arthur H. Smith, Dolls
Home Movies
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Home movie from the 1970s of the coast, a river bank, friends playing guitars, a guy photographing pictures on the street, pedestrians.
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Prelinger Archives Home Movies
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Amateur film made in Manhattan, New York City during World War II, showing a Greenwich Village street art exhibition, springtime at Coney Island, and Greenwich Village stilled by a snowstorm.
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Topics: Amateur films, New York City: History, Weather: Blizzards
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
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Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
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Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
by Unknown
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Scenes from the daily life of a Texas farm family.
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Topics: Amateur films, Agriculture: Farms and farming, Rural America
Home Movies
by Unknown
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This film was found in the basement of a vacating business in Rochester, New York in 2004. The decomposition of the emulsion, combined with the vivid color and movements of the carnival rides, creates a beautiful film reminiscent of the work of filmmakers Peter Delpeut and Bill Morrison. Also available on the DVD "Living Room Cinema: Films From Home Movie Day, Vol. I"
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Prelinger Archives Home Movies
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Kodachrome home movie of a 1950s family's trailer travels to key U.S. tourist destinations.
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Topics: Amateur films, Tourism, Travelogues
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
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Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
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Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
Stock Footage
by Thomas Edison Company
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Farm mother and daughter feed the doves. Chickens are also present. The family horse and farmhouse are in the background.
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Topics: stock footage, rural, feeding doves, pigeons, chickens, woman, child
Stock Footage
by The Edison Company
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Public kissing was greatly frowned upon during the uptight Victorian era, when this scene was produced in Thomas Edison's new glass-topped studio in New York City. As a result, the movie was banned in most areas (which of course, only made it more popular). Sadly, the two lovers have come down through history as unknowns, but their behavior is most familiar. In their day, this popular sport was called "sparkin'" if it took place inside (usually in the parlor), or "spoonin'"...
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Topics: stock footage, historic, sex, kissing, kiss, lovers, romance
Home Movies
by Alan Glasco
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Life in the 50's with the Glasco Family. One of the fun things to do back in the 8mm days was to get the family together and watch your Home Movies. One of the un-fun things to do was watch someone else's.... Note: The white cap I am wearing was because of ringworm of the scalp. Back then they put white adhesive tape on my head and ripped all my hair out by the roots. And yes, it did hurt very, very much. This process was repeated several times. August 2015 -- Much to my surprise clips have now...
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Topics: 8mm, glasco, wichita, snow, christmas, yorke, ktps, music video, youtube, disneyland, kansas,...
Home Movies
by Wallace Kelly
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Named to the National Film Registry in 2007, "Our Day" is a day-in-the-life portrait of the Kelly family of Lebanon, Kentucky. Wallace Kelly's amateur cast was made up of his mother, wife, brother, and pet terrier. The film documents a modern home inhabited by adults with sophisticated interests and simple ones. Kelly, a newspaperman, was also an accomplished photographer, painter, and writer. He began shooting film in 1929 and continued until the 1950s.
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Topics: home movie, amateur film, National Film Registry, Kentucky, Wallace Kelly
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
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New Orleans festivities as they looked just before World War II.
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Topics: New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Celebrations
Home Movies
by Robbins Barstow
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In July 1956, the five-member Barstow family of Wethersfield, Connecticut, won a free trip to newly-opened Disneyland in Anaheim, California, in a nationwide contest. This 30-minute amateur documentary film tells the fabulous story of their fun-filled, dream-come-true, family travel adventure, filmed on the scene at Walt Disney's "Magic Kingdom" by Robbins Barstow. In December 2008, "Disneyland Dream" was named to the National Film Registry by the Librarian of Congress. In a...
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Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure
Home Movies
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Home Movies
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8mm home movie of Gustine, California in 1949. From LostinLight.org
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Topics: home movie, kids, 8mm
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
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Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
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Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films